2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

One of the residents of Australia decided to check how the device works, the drawing of which he took from old books. Inside the post you will find his detailed story about the creation of a fly trap from the Australian colonialists, as well as an impressive "catch" (the view, of course, is not for the faint of heart).

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

It's about a dry trap, once in which flies die from dehydration.

I made it with my own hands from boards and mesh in just a few hours and after 10 months of operation I can say that this is the most high-tech solution without the use of chemistry. In the end, you will see the visual result of her work and, I am sure, you will be very surprised.

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

Externally, the trap resembles a small bedside table made of wood. The design of the trap must be transparent to sunlight, so its walls and lid are made of mesh with small cells.

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

The main secret of the design is the pyramidal bottom. Flies always fly up to the light, so the bottom of the trap is made in the shape of a pyramid. The transparent mesh "deceives" the fly, no matter how funny it sounds.

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

I can't resist spoiling about its effectiveness. Guess how long it took? You will find the answer at the end of the article.

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

As you could already clearly see, the design of the flycatcher is quite simple, and it can be assembled from improvised means: remnants of lining or timber, boards from an unnecessary fence, an old stool or even a bedside table.

I approached the work creatively and decided to make a fly trap so that it would give the impression of a professional one.

For this:

— First I developed the design on the computer. — I decided to use Australian red cedar as the material. — The walls will be made of stainless mesh. — The base pyramid will also be made from this grid.

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

Frame manufacturing.

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

The first thing to do is to figure out what size of your frame you can have with your wood. In my case, this is a 40×40 mm beam.

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

With the help of a grinder, I bring the wood to a normal state and start making grooves for installing the mesh.

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

Pay attention! The mesh can be screwed to the frame with screws, but, again, I wanted to make a high-quality flycatcher, so I approach the process professionally.

— I set the depth of the saw to 12 mm, clamp the bar and make the first cut. Then I repeat the same operation on the other side of the beam so that they are at an angle of 90 degrees. — Again we recall our task — to make a professional model. Therefore, I arm myself with a plane and remove the chamfer at the corners to give the legs a more noble look. — Then I wax the wood to, firstly, give a richer color, and secondly, protect it from moisture.

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

Assembly of the frame and lid.

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

I'm starting to create the most important part of the flycatcher — the pyramidal bottom. This process should be given maximum attention.

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

When the mesh has been cut and bent, I turn over the body of the wooden flycatcher and fasten the first element of the grid-the pyramid. I repeat the same steps with three other pieces of the grid so that the top of the pyramid is inside the body of the trap.

Later, as soon as everything is dry, I cut out the top of this pyramid to create a larger hole.

This is an important part of the work that affects efficiency:

— too small an opening — and the flies will not enter; — too large — and they will escape.

Pay attention! I cut the top of the pyramid to 25 mm.

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

If you have done everything correctly, installing the grid in the slots will not cause difficulties.

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

I bought copper hinges and a snap hook. Then I drilled holes for screws in the wood and screwed the hinges to the body and lid.

And then the promised trash awaits you… As promised at the beginning of my story, I will tell you and even show you clearly how the Australian flycatcher works.

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

I install it on the lawn.

Advice! Baits can be made by yourself, or you can buy them in household goods stores. I specifically do not specify the names, because they are produced by local manufacturers for your area.

And finally, the results of the work for the week — all seven days the flycatcher stood on the lawn by the gazebo, and the flies did not bother us at all.

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

It's time to evaluate the effectiveness, and for this I opened the lid.

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

There were just a huge number of dead flies. I even wanted to evaluate the result with mathematical accuracy, and for this I made some measurements:

— To begin with, I poured them into empty plastic containers. — Then weighed on an electronic scale. The result is 2.3 kg!

Two and a little kilograms in a week, and the flies died from dehydration and their weight was significantly reduced.

2.3 kilos of flies per week: how to get rid of insects in the country according to the Australian method

By simple calculations and intermediate weighings, I calculated that in just a week my flycatcher caught 1800 flies! Can you imagine how this whole horde would spoil my rest if it weren't for the flycatcher?

Keywords: Trap | Flies | Insects | Diy

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